Large KPM porcelain plaque of Ruth after Landelle

By KPM, Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (German, founded 1763)


This fine KPM porcelain plaque is painted with a portrayal of the Biblical heroine Ruth, in a composition after the French artist Charles Landelle.


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This KPM porcelain plaque portrays Ruth, the Biblical figure from the Old Testament. Ruth stands in a wheatfield, with a sheaf under her left arm and a few blades of wheat in her right hand. The pinkened sky above the sliver of sea hints at the onset of dusk.

The plaque is by one R. Dittrich, a painter of china and porcelain who worked in Vienna and Germany during the latter 19th Century. One of Dittrich's specialisations was the depiction of Ruth. The present composition is after the painting by the French artist Charles Landelle (1821-1908), which was executed in 1886 and is presently held in the Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead.

The plaque is signed lower right ‘R. Dittrich’ and is incised to the reverse with the mark for KPM. The plaque is contained within a fine giltwood frame.

Frame: Height 52cm, width 37.5cm, depth 4cm
Plaque: Height 43cm, width 28cm, depth 0.5cm


Artist / Maker
By KPM, Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (German, founded 1763)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Late 19th Century
Academic, Biblical, Figurative Art
Giltwood, Porcelain
Gold, Multi-coloured


52 cm / 20.5 inches
37.5 cm / 14.6 inches
4 cm / 1.6 inches


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